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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2773 Harris Street; Suite A
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Michaels is a cardiologist. Dr. Michaels graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Dr. David R Ploss, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2332 23rd Street
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. David Ploss is a specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Eureka, CA, Lakeport, CA, and Ukiah, CA. Dr. Ploss's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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Dr. Paul Stanger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2700 Dolebeer Street
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Paul Stanger's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Before completing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Stanger attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Stanger include rheumatic heart disease, endocarditis, and kawasaki disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Marin General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2535 Harrison Avenue
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lock practices adult cardiology in Eureka, CA. Dr. Lock is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lock average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2332 23rd Street
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Ted Welton specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Welton studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.